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Small Weathered Smoke Parsons Desk

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Was:$199.99/ea. | You save:$80.00/ea. (40%)

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Small Weathered Smoke Parsons Desk


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Clean. Simple. Classic. The sleek lines of our Parsons Desks make them modern and timeless at the same time. Inspired by the famed Parsons School of Art & Design (where students were challenged to conceive designs that maintain their integrity regardless of the materials used in construction), these desks are rendered in neutral shades suited to any décor. They're brilliant desks, of course, but also serve as smart dining tables, craft stations or media work spaces since the surface is resistant to spills and scratches.

  • Powder-coated steel base with a melamine surface
  • Light assembly required; all hardware included



  • 47-5/8" x 23-5/8" x 29-1/2" h


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Small Weathered Smoke Parsons Desk is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Contemporary Desk I purchased this because of the clean lines and simplistic look. It is very well made. The whole top is incorporated into the steel so the top if heavy. Just screw on the legs and you are good to go. I had to return one since the finish on the top was blemished but I asked them to check the next one and they happily opened up the box to make sure no blemishes.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Assembly Product was easy to assemble, and can easily be moved.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from in LOVE with this table Was on the search for a mid-size desk for our guest room/office - this perfectly fit the bill! Also used their order online, pick up in store service and the guy helping me did a terrific job getting rid of the box and styrofoam for me so I just needed to bring home the table!
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality for the Price I purchased this desk to add to my living room furniture. I wanted an oversize desk that can accommodate more than one piece of electronic ware without forming any clutter. I ordered the desk online and selected in-store pick up. The desk was delivered to the store as scheduled - no delays. When I went to pick it up from the store the staff was extremely helpful and courteous and even helped fit the desk in my trunk. The desk blends in perfectly with the rest of my furniture and is of great quality for the buck you pay for it. I would highly recommend the oversize Driftwood Parsons Desk!
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Driftwood Parsons Desk I looked for a long time for a well made, affordable desk with a large work surface. I finally found the large sized Parsons Desk and am very happy with it. It arrived on schedule, was easy to pick up at the store, well packaged, and easy to assemble. It's attractive, well made and very sturdy - exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Elegant I bought this desk for a studio apartment and I've really enjoyed using it. I didn't think The Container Store even sold desks, but once I saw it, I just had to have it. I waited for the price to drop and was able to get it for $150. It looks modern and is very easy to put together. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the purchase and would highly recommend this desk to anyone.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful table! I ordered this table to use for sewing. It's large size is great for cutting-out patterns and fabric, as well as piecing quilt tops. It's extremely sturdy, really good-looking, and took only ten minutes to attach the legs. It would also function well as a desk, computer table, or even a dining table -- it's THAT nice. You can't beat the price, either. I highly recommend this terrific table.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever The desk is perfect all around. The desk is super stable for my printer and my two drawer cabinet fits right underneath.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Driftwood Parsons Desk The Driftwood Parsons desk looks much more elegant and expensive in the home than it does on the retail floor. I love the driftwood color and the clean, modernist lines. It looks like a piece from a high-end furniture company. My home office is in a small landing/loft area which can look cramped and cluttered when equipped with traditional furnishings. The Parsons desk opens up the space and makes it feel lighter. I am incredibly pleased with it. The Parsons desk is heavy so you may have some difficulty transporting it. It is packed extraordinarily well so you should receive it without dings or scratches. Assembly is a breeze.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent option I purchased the Parsons desk after viewing the Container Store options in store. This is the sturdiest desk that was available for viewing. No wobbling legs at all! To my delight, assembly was extraordinarily simple. A matter of 8 screws using an Allen wrench. Recommend without reservation.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality This desk is made with very good materials and fits just right in smaller areas.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall decent. Has a crooked leg. I bought this to use as a desk. Overall it's sturdy and serves its purpose well. However, one of the legs is slightly crooked. It bends ever so slightly (I measured 1/4 inch) underneath the table. Not a big deal, but noticeable if you look closely, and I wonder if it lessens its overall stability. A fine table, but I expected straighter legs for the price. I imagine I just got unlucky.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice llooking desk. Clean lines. Good size. Very functional.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this desk we needed a simple solution for our home office and saw the sale on the parsons desk. we ordered it based on look (clean, simple) but really feel in love with it when we got it home...btw, ordered it on line for in store pick up which was very easy and convenient. put it together in a couple of minutes and the solid, sturdy feel made it even more attractive. while it has a contemporary look it fit in perfectly with our more rustic side pieces and artwork.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Desk I've been looking for a desk for the kids' room for a very long time. This desk (small size) fits perfectly in the room. It's simple, classic and love the clean lines. Perfect for laptop and tablet users. Absolutely love the color!
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Desk I ordered two desks and have them arranged next to each other to create a very long office work surface. The desks are wonderfully sturdy and stable. Assembly was a breeze and the instructions were well written. The desks look much better in person than in pictures. Considering their understated good looks, sturdy functional work surfaces and very reasonable price these desks are a great value. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great desk Was looking for a parson table desk and this fits the bill. Nice clean lines and the desk is extremely solid. No wobble when you write or push back. Plenty of space for computer and other "stuff." Price on sale was terrific and used the ship to store option. Do want to say box is heavy so you will need two people to carry it from your car.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE it! I have been looking everywhere for a nice sturdy desk and NOTHING compares to this Driftwood Parsons Desk. This is perfectly made! Very easy assembly, sturdy, and solid! All the tools needed to assemble is included in the box. No need to worry. You can practically use this table for anything, but I mainly use it for my home office. I purchased this during the elfa sale and couldn't be much happier. I promise you, you won't be disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Sturdy Desk All around this is a great desk. The build construction is very good, and when assembled the desk is incredibly sturdy. I use it as a computer desk and there's plenty of room for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse with still room to spare to work. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic desk I looked all over for a table/desk. Not only is this one well made, it was exactly what I was looking for. Shipped very quickly. Had one little problem with it, and the customer service I received was amazing. Never has a company done so much to make a customer happy. I am definitely a customer for life now.
Date published: 2013-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid work surface for adults or kids The Driftwood Parsons Desk is what I've been looking for, for a LONG time. Finally, our family room has the perfect surface for kids to do homework on; to use the computer on; and for me to use when working from home. The height is just right and it is sturdy and stable and it's not shaky or rickety like the desk I bought my daughter just 2 months ago for Christmas for her bedroom (from somewhere else)! This table/desk is a great value. I'm trying to decide if we should get a 2nd one, so that each child has their own to use simultaneously,. We love it!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great as a Kitchen Table I use this as a kitchen table. Its easy to wipe clean, the perfect size and was a cinch to assemble.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Desk for a NYC Apartment We bought two of these desks to create a large working table for 2 people. They are incredibly sturdy with surfaces that won't easily scratch. We use the space for media storage, dining, crafting, and office work. It truly is perfect for anything!
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this desk Great quality, easy assembly, looks fab, sturdy & solid
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Desk I purchased the small desk and it is perfect for my home office. Assembly was incredibly easy.
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hip, contemporary desk - great value I purchased the small size of this desk and really love it. My husband loved it too so I purchased one for him for his birthday. I did some competitive shopping for parsons desks and this one came out to be a great value especially if you purchase it during the elfa sale. The desk is on the small side but works well for a laptop and a couple desk accessories.
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stylish durable desk - highly recommended I bought this Parsons desk a year ago in the larger 60x30 size for my kids to do their homework. It was so easy to put together and has been so durable through homework, projects, eating, game-playing, everything. In fact it still looks brand new and is extremely scratch-resistant as the top is like a laminate. The base is also heavy duty charcoal steel gray. This would also make a lovely modern dining room table too. I have chairs on one side and a bench on the other with plenty of room for up to 6 people if needed. At this sale price, it's a great deal
Date published: 2012-09-05
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Community Q&A

What are the colors of the top surface and the metal frame/legs?

Asked by: trixie3
The top of the desk is a dark brown and the legs are a gun metal gray.
Answered by: goldenrod
Date published: 2017-02-11

Is this desk sturdy enough to be used as a sewing table?

Asked by: JillPickle1962
In 1 word: "No". In 3 words: "Call your dealer". The table is lovely, but its fitness for sewing depends on your sewing machine. Many sewing machines could comply w/the table's weight limit. What matters, besides weight, is motor speed. Machines have different motor speeds & speed produces vibration. Improperly distributed vibration can shred a very nice desk designed for a home office. One 19-lb "light metal" machine with a motor that runs at 1,100 rpm (revs/minute) cost $300 per pound, So the sewing machine cost 19 times more than this table costs at full price. If replacing your machine is pricey, please talk to a dealer.
Answered by: Ballerina
Date published: 2018-05-05

What can you use to clean the parsons desk?

Asked by: smoh
I like using a solution of 50% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and a soft microfiber cloth. It cleans really well, disinfects, and evaporates rather quickly. It is safe for electronics, most kinds of plastic, wood, and metal. Keep it away from rubber, however, as it can make it sticky. Also, for any particularly dirty surfaces, you can add a few drops of dawn dish soap into the alcohol solution, then wipe over that with just alcohol without the soap to 'rinse.'
Answered by: Chet
Date published: 2018-12-08

What is the clearance under the desk?

I am trying to figure out how tall of a file cabinet would fit underneath this desk.
Asked by: Ariel0418
I just measured it and you have 26.5 inches of clearance.
Answered by: rcf17
Date published: 2014-10-18

Was formaldehyde used making the desktop?

Asked by: Concerned
Not sure but I am definitely allergic to formaldehyde and I do not have any problems with this desk.
Answered by: goldenrod
Date published: 2018-06-09

Is the table surface smooth so it is not bumpy when I try to write on it using paper?

Asked by: IreneT
Don't listen to the container store answer! I have this desk, and there is definitely a slightly ribbed texture to the top of the desk. It's not so much that it makes it very difficult to write on, but it is certainly there.
Answered by: Chet
Date published: 2018-11-01

How much does the small parsons desk weigh?

Asked by: KerryH
Our Small Parsons Desk weighs 55.4 pounds.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-02-09

Can a keyboard tray be hung underneath this desk?

I would like to install a keyboard tray under the desk.
Asked by: Imatoone
You can install an articulating keyboard with no problems. A simple slide out keyboard tray, you would have to make sure that it cleared the rails, either by being tall enough or using some spacers.
Answered by: mgwinston
Date published: 2018-10-19
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